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Ralph Nader: U.S. is a two party dictatorship

Ralph Nader appeared Thursday on Fox News to discuss a democratic primary he was organizing against President Barack Obama to “hold his feet to the fire.” “The important thing here is if he’s not challenged from the progressive-liberal wing of his party, that elected him, it’ll be a very dull…

Activists pledge to withhold millions if Obama cuts entitlements

If President Barack Obama gives in to Republican demands to cut Social Security and Medicare, it could cost him. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) delivered a petition with the signatures of 200,000 donors and volunteers to the president’s re-election campaign headquarters in Chicago Friday. Organizers said that Obama will…

McCain: ‘Of course’ Palin can beat Obama

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has no doubt that his former running mate Sarah Palin can defeat President Barack Obama in 2012 if she decides to run. “Can she win the Republican nomination and can she beat Barack Obama?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked McCain Sunday. “Of course she can —…

Obama condemns “abhorrent violence” of Syrian government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sternly rebuked Syria on Friday about violence there in which sources said 22 pro-democracy protesters died. “I strongly condemn the abhorrent violence committed against peaceful protesters by the Syrian government today and over the past few weeks. I also condemn any use of violence…

Fox News executive admits his attempt to link Obama to socialism was a lie

During the 2008 presidential campaign one Fox News executive repeatedly tried to smear Barack Obama with charges of “socialism.” Liberal watchdog group Media Matters has uncovered audio that indicates Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon was just engaging in what he called “mischievous speculation.” In 2009, Sammon told an…

Democratic senator Akaka of Hawaii to retire

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid tribute to Daniel Akaka after the Democratic senator from Hawaii said he would not seek reelection. Akaka, 86, describes himself as the only Chinese-American member of the US Senate and first US senator of native Hawaiian ancestry. “Danny Akaka answered the call…

McCain: Obama should have seen Egypt revolt coming

President Barack Obama should have known Egypt was going to have a revolution, according to the ranking member of the Armed Services committee. Sen. John McCain told CBS’s Bob Schieffer Sunday that the Obama administration didn’t do enough to support democracy in Egypt as protesters in the country were calling…

No Facebook for Malia, Sasha: Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha won’t be on Facebook anytime soon, First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday. “I’m not a big fan of young kids having Facebook. It’s not something they need. It’s not necessary,” Obama told the NBC Today Show, revealing that neither girl has…

Ex-Bush speechwriter denounces right’s ‘paranoid narratives’ about Obama

Conservative David Frum on Sunday criticized some on the right for embracing “false and paranoid narratives” about President Barack Obama that he said were contributing to a toxic political climate. “The thing I worry about is not rhetoric. It’s the construction of paranoid narratives,” Frum, a former speechwriter for President…

Obama signs repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

President Barack Obama Wednesday signed a law allowing gays to serve openly in the military, repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in a sweeping and historic shift for the US armed forces. “We are not a nation that says ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ We are a nation that says,…

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